Comedian identified as woman found dead on Melbourne soccer field

The woman found dead on a soccer field in an inner suburb of Melbourne has been identified.

Comedian Eurydice Dixon, 22, was found by a passer-by in Carlton North about 2.40am on Wednesday.

Paramedics worked on her, but she was not able to be revived.

She was reportedly on her way home from the Highlander Bar after performing a show and was allegedly attacked between 11pm on Tuesday and 3am on Wednesday.

Eurydice Dixon was identified as the woman found dead on a soccer field. Source: 7 News

A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder and rape. The man was arrested after he reportedly handed himself in to police.

He was charged with one count of murder.

Ms Dixon previously performed comedy shows at the Highlander Bar in Melbourne’s CBD as part of the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival between March 28 and April 7.

“I’m a girl who sometimes gets confused by those around me. This show has anecdotes about that,” she said in an ad for the performance.

Friends and fans have posted tributes to Ms Dixon on social media.

“Absolutely devastated. I don’t really have any proper thoughts or words. We barely knew each other but your Facebook posts genuinely made me laugh out loud and I’m glad I got the chance to tell you in person during the comedy festival,” a fan wrote.

“I’m left feeling completely numb.

“My deepest sympathies to her family and close friends. Rest in peace Eurydice Jane Dixon.”

Another said she would be missed.

“What a lovely soul and one of the most unique people I’ve ever had the fortune of knowing,” he said.

The body was discovered on a soccer field in Carlton North. Source: 7 News

A friend wrote a Facebook post urging others to be safe.

“Devastating news. Eurydice was usually pretty quiet but one of the nicest people you could ever meet and could destroy with a mic in her hand,” he said.

“She will be missed by everyone that knew her. Rest in peace. I usually catch public transport to shows, but I will be driving from now on, so if you ever see me just ask for a lift home. I’ll happily drive you. Be safe out there.”